'He was a humble man, an educated man'

Family, colleagues remember Reuven Aviram, the second victim of Thursday's brutal stabbing in Tel Aviv.

Tova Dvorin ,

Reuven Aviram
Reuven Aviram
Aviram family

More details were released about Reuven Aviram on Friday, the second victim of Thursday's brutal stabbing in a southern Tel Aviv synagogue.

Aviram, 51, made Aliyah to Israel from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) in 1990, and was living in Ramle when he was murdered. 

He leaves behind his wife and his 26 year-old son, Uriel.

Uriel eulogized him Friday morning.  

"A terrible misfortune has hit us, a terrible tragedy," he said. "Dad was the anchor of the family, a happy man with a huge heart, with endless giving."

"He was an educated man, a man of wide knowledge," he continued. "My father was my best friend, a humble man who left us before his time." 

Ramle mayor Yoel Lavi also eulogized Aviram. 

"Ramle is mourning in its entirely over this difficult loss for the Aviram family," Lavi stated. "We embrace them in their difficult hour." 

"I hope Israel will know how to capture the killers and those who send them." 

On Thursday, Aviram and 32 year-old Holon resident Yisayev Aharon were stabbed to death in the Panorama building in southern Tel Aviv.

The terrorist who murdered Aharon and Reuven was identified as Raed al-Masalmah, a 36-year-old resident of Hura near Hevron, who is himself married and the father of five children, who was legally employed at a Yafo restaurant.